On course to corrode: Massive open online course in corrosion to launch in September

Corrosion@Manchester is launching a new, first-of-its-kind massive open online course (MOOC) in corrosion. Entitled Protecting the World: Introducing Corrosion Science and Engineering, the course is being introduced in collaboration with AkzoNobel and delivered through Coursera.

Launching on Monday, 2 September 2019, the MOOC aims to teach why corrosion happens, its environmental and economic consequences, and how we can control corrosion - a highly important topic affecting much of the world around us.

The course uses content from the undergraduate and postgraduate Corrosion Control Engineering programme and covers the fundamentals of corrosion science with real-life industrial challenges. It is a high-value course delivered by experts in the field.

The course outline is:

  • Week one: Principles of corrosion

  • Week two: Cathodic protection

  • Week three: Surface engineering

  • Week four: Oilfield corrosion and control

A typical MOOC lasts between four to eight weeks and is taught mostly through videos, supplemented by discussion forums, self-test quizzes, and reading or web research activities. 

Anyone who achieves a pass grade in the activities - and usually a final assignment - is awarded with a certificate of completion.

You can enrol from 2 September through the Coursera website, with the course beginning 9 September.

Corrosion@Manchester is part of the Department of Materials at The University of Manchester.

AkzoNobel is excited to be involved in the first ever MOOC on corrosion. AkzoNobel provides corrosion protection to large structure owners around the world, so The University of Manchester's MOOC is a great tool for our customers by providing a grounding in the fundamentals of corrosion necessary to understand the processes that threaten large structures and the processes which protect.
Dr Simon Gibbon, Leader - AkzoNobel Global Corrosion Protection Community of Practice

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